English version

predicative

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Grammar
predicativepre‧dic‧a‧tive /prɪˈdɪkətɪv $ ˈpredəkeɪ-/ adjective 🔊 🔊 SLG technical a predicative adjective or phrase comes after a verb, for example ‘happy’ in the sentence ‘She is happy’predicatively adverb
Examples from the Corpus
predicativeIt should be noted that the same is true of ordinary predicative adjectives - further evidence of their special similarity.Parallel to the division of adjunct, we may divide sub-clauses into attributive clauses, predicative clauses and adverbial clauses.Existence claims, after all, involve certain claims about concepts, and concepts are represented by predicative expressions.In a sentential context, they are represented by syntactically incomplete predicative expressions.The exclusion of associative adjectives from predicative position is an automatic result.The structure will therefore match exactly what is achieved by the use of ordinary predicative position.
Pictures of the day
Do you know what each of these is called?
Click on the pictures to check.